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U.S Soldier Sought to Join Al Qaeda, Court Told

A U.S. Army enlisted man seeking to join al Qaeda laid out specific instructions on how to cripple U.S. battle tanks in a videotaped conversation with undercover agents posing as Muslim extremists, his military espionage trial heard on Wednesday. Specialist Ryan Anderson, 26, included diagrams from military manuals during a one-hour talk with agents in a car in downtown Seattle in February, railing against U.S. leaders and cultural debauchery as he offered to defect and help fight U.S. forces. In the videotape shown in court Anderson told agents the M1A1 Abrams tank engine was “vulnerable” to firebombing and that “the armor on the belly is very weak, though his defense later noted that none of that information was classified or hard to obtain. Full Story

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